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Blogphilosophy on the #MOOC for credit Global Freshman Academy #GFA

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In short they both started the Global Freshman Academy , linking university credits with MOOCs on a major MOOC platform. And although the world is still a quilt of different societies, slowly but surely there is this tendency to move towards a global ‘best’, whatever that might mean. For global – it seems to me – is used in a very market driven view when it comes to education.

Free online book on #mobile learning research

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The relentless editing team of Mohamed Ally and Avgoustos Tsinakos have released a free, online book on global mobile learning implementations and trends in collaboration with the Open University of China. You can download the 258 page book here. Ho Chapter 14 Using Self-Efficacy to Assess the Readiness of Nursing Educators and Students for Mobile Learning by Richard F. Kenny et al.

Free #research papers on #mLearning from mLearn conference

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For all that want to get a peek into recent research, it is a blast! will only list the full papers here, but there are also a number of posters, short papers, showcases and doctoral interests giving an update on research in the making which you can view online here. augmented learning pedagogy mobile mLearning research mobile learning health diabetes conferences

1st #Moodle research conference and Dutch MoodleMoot

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love it, so I gladly send out the news for the upcoming Moodle research conference and Dutch MoodleMoot. And as a keynote they give the floor to Hans de Zwart (English blog) who is the innovation manager for global learning technologies with Shell. The conference will provide opportunities for sharing, discussing and providing constructive criticism of research outcomes and methods.

#Phd update: interest for older employees learning research niche

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The quest to provide research based evidence to upgrade or at least hold on to older employees, and build a rationale to keep them in corporations based on their expertise and knowledge. It feels like an interesting professional research and knowledge niche. So, I am adding that last term to my research as well. reflection is a nice pastime). And I like it.

Critical #skills define performances across multiple fields

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With the internet becoming a global content delivery and discussion forum, this skill has become increasingly important for knowledge creation, filtering out crap and manipulation, or simply in order to try and construct your own voice in your own field of interest. PhD journey and becoming more critical Being critical is also a key aspect of any PhD or research project.

20 strategies for learner interactions in mobile #MOOC

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Let's be honest, we all LOVE research *grin*, or facts, or lists, or useful practices. In my latest research I focused on the impact of mobile access on learner interactions in a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course). The research was done to get my Master in Education at Athabasca University. or practical strategies for that matter. 2013). Self-directed learning 3. Content 9.

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Challenges for conceptualising #MOOC for #vulnerable learner groups

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All of us authors also tried to add possible solutions to these challenges, but the proof of the pudding is of course in the eating, so lots of research still needs to be done. The challenges and options for future online education initiatives are based on insights and ideas of international scholars and researchers reflecting on potential barriers for learners and online education.

John Traxler on academic and corporate mLearning in a Global context

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real, research evidence. most research on mLearning is short term and fixed: most funding fell on stoney ground. Today I am at the 13th edition of the Interactive Computer Aided Learning conference in Hasselt, Belgium. With some interesting speakers and presenters. John is looking really sharp with a nice suite in distinguished grey on top of a black shirt.

Can the #MOOC format respond to the educational challenges #altc2013?

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As the global economic crisis stays omnipresent, more and more vulnerable learner groups get isolated and an educational solution befitting the latest Technology Enhanced Learning opportunity must be sought. The courses are clearly aimed at educated people, as such less relevant for global learners at risk. For a full time schedule, look here. However, this term gathers many factors.

Five wonderful Open Access journals to read and write for

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Getting published has multiple benefits: you reflect while writing, you get feedback from peers on the paper/research that you are writing, and your novel opinion/idea/research/insight can be picked up by hundreds if not thousands of your peers. Open Praxis : is a peer-reviewed open access scholarly journal focusing on research and innovation in open, distance and flexible education.

Call for papers: mobile and online learning #CfP

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Join the Conference in Budapest to tell about your research, projects and experience! Andreas Dengel , Scientific Director at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI GmbH), Kaiserslautern, and Professor, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany * Conference Scope Mobile learning is concerned with a society on the move. Dr. Prof. In particular, with the study of ".how

The future of #HigherEd and #apps & #web two free report by Pew

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The American Pew research center publishes a wide variety of human research topics. Mentioning MOOCs, more particular the xMOOC kind: "as of mid-2012, Coursera’s massively open online courses (MOOCs) were provided free to its students—enabling unfettered, global access for millions to engage with some of the country’s most prestigious universities. more hybrid world is likely.

Call for papers #MOOC and #online learning focus

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Three options, in chronological order of the deadline for submission: eMOOCs2015 conference Deadline for submissions: 12 January 2015 Location of the conference: Mons, Belgium Date of the conference: 18- 20 May 2015 Type of submissions: papers on MOOC experiences and research papers. call for papers eLearning mooc online learning research The conference will be held in Mons, Belgium.

5 Calls for #papers, presentations or/and proposals for #mlearning and #eLearning

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Conference on open education: ECER 2012 Subject: the need for educational research to champion Freedom, Education and Development for All Just for all the gender enthusiasts in learning: Rosi Braidotti is one of the keynote speakers. However, proposals for contributions are welcome from all fields of educational research. If anyone is organizing a conference, workshop.

Proceedings from recent #MOOC conference

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eMOOC2014 proceedings of the research track (European MOOC summit in Switzerland, February 2014) which are fully online here. But the proceedings link to some magnificent global MOOC cases and experiences and lots of papers on learner drop-out and retention. conferences journals mooc research Just a quick post linking to a set of conference proceedings worth reading.

Posthumanism & MOOC a book by Jeremy Knox #MOOC #criticalresearch

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The full title of the book is Posthumanism and the Massive Open Online Course: contaminating the subject of global education , and is written by Jeremy Knox. books critical research education mooc philosophy researchA couple of months ago, I had the pleasure of receiving a manuscript for review. You can have a look at the introduction, as well as the chapters here.

eMOOCs2016 proceedings and a call of papers #CfP #MOOC

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Looking at the research and MOOC experiences that were shared, it is clear that MOOCs are beginning to be understood more in-depth. The conference proceedings (which can be downloaded here) are a wonderful, inspiring read for anyone with an interest in MOOCs, either as a researcher or as a practitioner. call for papers conference education mooc papers research

A tool for screening #gender and #ethnicity in #mobile courses

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This simple tool was initially build to construct interactive mobile courses for health care workers in different developing regions, but with the rise of MOOC, I figure it could be used for all global courses. That will clearly show how ''global'' the content is. eLearning ICT4D instructional design m4d mLearning mobile mobile learning online learning paper research 2009).

#MOOC @Edinburgh report on organizing 6 Coursera MOOCs

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research mooc report Last week the University of Edinburgh released their first report on their experiences gained after having organized 6 MOOC courses via Coursera. In this 34 page report they provide insights on organizing a Coursera MOOC, the success rates, their lessons learned, and how they went about in setting up the courses.

Thoughts on power discrepancy in #MOOC #eMOOC2014

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For a global world is inevitable. blogphilosophy critical research eLearning ICT4D mooc online learning As this first day at #eMOOC2014 day passes, I get the feeling that it really will not be possible to change the way education is heading, increasing the digital divide, replicating existing power imbalances. Dark thoughts during a really nice conference. So is this a reality?

Why Patients Want Their Doctors to Embrace Digital Communication

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The same survey, conducted by Kelton Global and commissioned by Surescripts, showed that patients would like the option of communicating with their providers via email or text instead of phone only. Mobile Research Reports Studies Text MessagingThere has to be a better way. Wouldn’t a simple text—at least in some situations—save not only time, but also paperwork?

free report on #OER evidence of success @OER_HUB

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The Open Educational Resources Research Hub (OER Research Hub) provides a focus for research, designed to give answers to the overall question ‘What is the impact of OER on learning and teaching practices?’ and identify the particular influence of openness. The OER hub just released a free evidence report focusing on key factors related to Open Educational Resources.

Learning Designers have 3 Choices Regarding Mobile Learning [#mLearning]

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Last week Cisco published a research paper entitled “ Cisco Visual Networking Index: Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast Update, 2012–2017 ,” which included some staggering figures, as to the speed with which we are adopting internet-connected mobile devices around the world. mobile devices per capita. Again the experience was likely not a very good one. Conclusion.

How to Combat Declining Email Open and Click-Through Rates

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An article in the Nonprofit Times cites research from Blackbaud’s Luminate Online Report which shows that nonprofits need to take a different approach to reaching their target market. According to the research, nonprofits have increased the number of emails they send by 2.9%, but in 2015, the conversion rate dropped by 11.1% to an abysmal 0.4%. The Problem of Unopened Emails.

SMS: The Missing Link in Customer Engagement?

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Research from Accengage shows that more than half of all iOS users completely opt out of receiving push notifications, and only 6 percent of push notifications lead to engagement with the app or the brand. Mobile Research Text MessagingIf you’re only using push messaging to get your customers’ attention, you’re missing a trick. Push vs. SMS: The Stats.

Cider session: Bi-National Learning and the Internet: Grassroots Experiments in Global Education

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All of us eLearning researchers and teachers are invited to the next presentation of free CIDER sessions. Such activities by their collaborative nature support global education, whether it emphasizes peace, social justice, citizenship, ecology, or any topic or issue of shared interest. The Brazilians discover they like poutine!

5 Key Mobile Learning Takeaways from Mary Meeker’s 2013 Internet Trends Report [Slides]

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Billion global Internet users, which is a 8% year over year growth. When was the last time you called a theater to get movie times, or visit a travel agency to research your next vacation, or brought a physical map with you on a trip? Here are my top 5 key takeaways for m-Learning from this year’s Internet Trends Report: 1. Internet Growth Remains Strong. There are now 2.4

Questions about informal learning and the need for a global brain

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Or a s Ullrich Carsten mentions in his superb and recently published paper on ‘ Why Web2.0 is good for learning and for research ' disorientation and cognitive overload are the principal obstacles of self-regulated learning in technology-enhanced learning. One human brain will not be enough, it will have to be a global brain. And while Web2.0 Norman. Nothing more, nothing less.

Get off your butt & create real #mLearning solutions #mlw2013

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so what next: lets focus on funding solutions, not projects campaign for meaning, not just scale and impact prioritize collaboration and partnership (make students aware of the fact that they are part of a community, of the global world). mobile mLearning critical research mobile learning unescoTheo is a driven, engaging, outspoken speaker. He made a REAL point!

5 Calls for #papers or #proposals on #elearning and #mLearning mix of corporate and #academic

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Call for Research proposals on ICT4D from SIRCA II When and where: A Grant for 18 months, you need to live in the country for which you put in a proposal. Proposals for research projects on Information Societies and Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICTD) carried out in the Global South will be accepted. mLearning research eLearning call for papers conferencesWhen calls for papers enter my mailbox, I organize them and. Pre-application Registration Applicants must register by October 14, 2011 via email at sirca2@ntu.ed.sg

Is your global eLearning2.0 content censored? You better take a look

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And in this ever growing world, the learners are dispersed and global. At the Institute of Tropical Medicine we research HIV/AIDS amongst other 'tropical' diseases. The global world does bring along different aspects and mindframes for eLearning content delivery. With the recent Iran election, censorship is again high on the political agenda. Let me take a Belgian example.

The ethics of research in low resource areas

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Well, this question is raised by the article I mentioned and which was selected as a winner of a Lancet / Global Forum for Health Research competition to find the best ideas on innovation for health (their were 8 winners, see the picture). In that case only the researchers and companies funding the project got some PR out of it, but not the ones the project was aimed at.

Mobile Learning Revolution – Round-Up Of Our Best mLearning Posts

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Mobile Learning – What It Can Do For A Global Workforce. Read this to know how you can leverage mobile learning for training your global workforce. 9. However that might change very soon if we are to believe research conducted by McKinsey & Company. Mobile Learning has been on our minds and for all the right reasons. See you there. What Is Mobile Learning? But what next?

End of a personal era at the Institute of Tropical Medicine

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As I had the opportunity to give presentations in a wide variety of places, collaborate on projects in all sorts of places and write up a number of research papers… I am now ready to start a PhD track and explore new options while researching my passion: technology enhanced education for all. Today is my last day at the Institute of Tropical Medicine. education ITM future

Blended and Mobile get accredited.

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Future of Mobile Learning Industry Learning Technologies Learning Theories Mobile learning ResearchI was reading a commentary in Forbes and realized that someday we may actually grant credits for learning off the internet and reading books for leisure that apply to workplace requirements.  That may be a few years away yet with some recent grants there is hope on the horizon. As written by Michael Horn, in Forbes, June 20, 2012…here is an excerpt. ” *NGLC: Next Generation Learning Challenges. link].

6 Drivers Of mLearning In The Workplace

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billion or a staggering 37.2% of global workforce. Immigrants suffer complications in teaching natives how to understand an environment which is “native” to them and foreign to Immigrants” There has been some criticism of this classification, but latest research also shows that there are generational differences albeit more gradual that what Prensky suggested.

#OER on higher ed, corporate, personal & #development

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Thanks to my new contact Vivienne Bozalek from UWC, I got redirected to ROER4D (Open Educational Resources for the Global South or for development). And that made the circle full from my perspective: global, local / personal and institutional / higher ed and corporate. And as most work is being done in the global North, there is a gap of proof and testing those claims.

Future of #mLearning inspiring ideas @dave_parsons

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What a refreshing research document! Not the dry scientific facts, but the organic flow of ideas that come to us as research projects are build. ll in the United States and, globally, tens of millions of tons of e-waste go to land?ll. Imagine a future world where mobile learning is intuitive. What a refreshing and easy to read paper. from mLearning.

Beware critics of Connectivism ! Or how I feel connectivism opens up content creation and access

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What was surprising was that many of the people who critiqued it, actually were experienced researchers, yet they did not actually follow the course itself. Hooray for Hegel) It is global, enabling all to take the content and use it in their own settings and contexts, so it is embedded in the global public sphere (hooray for Habermas). The content is not financially elitist.